Primarily built to host the Super Eight matches in the 2007 Cricket World Cup; the Providence Stadium is located on the East bank of the Demerara River along the East Bank Highway. Although the stadium is built to host cricket matches but can be switched to a multi-use facility. The stadium was built by the Government of Guayana who took substantial financial assistance from the Government of India. The architecture of the stadium was specifically designed by C.R. Narayana Rao and team.
The Providence stadium is also known as the national stadium of Guyana, after replacing the Georgetown Cricket Club Ground.
In a span between 28th March 2007 and 9th April 2007; the stadium has hosted six World Cup matches. The most memorable match amongst those matches was when Sri-Lankan bowler Lasith Malinga took four wickets in four consecutive balls against South Africa.
The stadium hosted its first Test match in 2008 and had to wait for three years to host its second Test match until May 2011 in which West Indies and Pakistan clashed with each other, resulting into the victory of formers.
The historic Day/Night matches of the 2016 Tri series were held in the stadium which is marked as the series when every ODI match was played under floodlights in the Caribbean. It also hosted the rugby sevens competition of the 2010 Central American and Caribbean Games.